Amyema quandang (Lindl.) Tiegh. APNI*
Synonyms: Loranthus quandang Lindl. APNI*
Loranthus canus F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Plant pendent, shortly white-tomentose, vegetative parts glabrescent; external runners absent.
Leaves opposite or displaced-opposite, lanceolate to ovate, often falcate, 3–13 cm long, 8–45 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, base attenuate or contracted; petiole 4–12 mm long.
Inflorescence a pedunculate umbel of triads, central flower sessile, laterals pedicellate; peduncle 3–10 mm long; rays of umbel 2, 2–8 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracts 1 mm long. Corolla 16–30 mm long, 5–merous, acute or obtuse, green beneath tomentum.
Fruit ellipsoidal, ± pear-shaped to globose, 6–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Parasitic on many species of Acacia, commonly on A. aneura. A. cambagei, A. harpophylla and A. papyrocarpa; widespread, especially in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by A. L. Quirico
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, usually falcate, 8–20 mm wide, attenuate at base. Widespread||var. quandang|
|Leaves broad-lanceolate, usually not falcate, 20–45 mm wide, contracted at base. North from Nyngan district||var. bancroftii|
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